Because we love horses as much as you do!At Dengie we are devoted to creating the best and healthiest horse feeds because we love horses as much as you do! Fibre is vital for the healthy function of your horse or pony's digestive system and satisfies their need to chew - it's what they're meant to eat! With our full range of products, from the Alfa-A and Hi-Fi ranges through to our specialist fibre feeds, Dengie can help you formulate the right diet for your horse or pony whatever their age or work load.
Dengie’s range of Alfa-A fibre feeds is based on chopped alfalfa fibre and has been developed to meet the nutritional requirements of working horses and ponies or for promoting improved condition or weight gain.
Alfalfa provides the quality protein essential for improving top line, muscle condition and repair. Naturally low in sugar and starch, independent research has shown that alfalfa can aid digestive health by acting as a natural buffer. Research shows that feeding alfalfa also improves hoof quality, due to its abundant levels of calcium and other naturally occurring vitamins and minerals which are easier for the horse to absorb and utilise.
The Dengie Hi-Fi range of high-fibre horse feeds all contain alfalfa and have been formulated by our qualified nutritional experts to meet the requirements of leisure horses and ponies.
Alfalfa is mixed with other fibres, such as high-quality soft straw or grass, to provide a lower energy feed making it perfect for those that require fewer calories. Naturally low in sugar and starch, alfalfa is proven to aid digestive health, improve hoof quality and give a lovely bloom to the coat.
At Dengie, we select the finest grasses and ingredients from local suppliers for our grass chop and pelleted horse feeds.
By using 100% natural ingredients, that are free from artificial preservatives, flavours and additives we offer a range of grass feeds for horses and ponies that are high in fibre and packed full of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the general health and well-being of your horse or pony.
Dengie’s team of qualified nutritionists have formulated and developed a range of nutritionally balanced fibre horse feeds – one simple product will ensure that your horse benefits from a natural, balanced diet, including all the essential vitamins and minerals without the need to add a mix, cube or supplement when the recommended quantities are fed.
We have introduced a selection of additional fibre feeds to our range to ensure we can meet the specific needs or situations of every customer. There are lots of sources of fibre that can be used to feed horses – the key is to find the right one for each horse. All chopped fibre feeds provide more chew time than mixes and pellets and are lower in starch than cereal based feeds so can provide a higher fibre ration than many horse’s current diets. At Dengie we pride ourselves on being the leading producer of fibre feeds and so every horse feed we make sources the best ingredients and is made with the same level of care and devotion.
Alongside our popular chopped fibre feeds, Dengie offer a range of pelleted fibres as an alternative or complementary feed.
Pellets can be beneficial for a number of reasons, from providing an added interest for fussy feeders to soaking the pellets for older horses and ponies that struggle to chew the chopped fibres.
All of our pelleted fibres are free from artificial flavours, preservatives, molasses, straw, binders and fillers. They can also be fed to goats, sheep and alpacas.
Conserved forage is the foundation to a horse’s diet when they are stabled or at times when grazing is sparse. A 500kg horse can consume in the region of 10-12.5kg of dry matter in 24 hours when stabled. As fed, this is 11.8kg-14.4kg of hay (assuming 85% dry matter), or 15.4-19.2kg of haylage (assuming 65% dry matter) which demonstrates the importance of knowing the nutritional value of the forage when it makes up such a large proportion of the diet.
Alongside our fibre feeds, Dengie also offer a range of bedding for both equines and chickens.
Our chopped, straw bedding products are manufactured using up-to-date extraction techniques to help keep dust to a minimum.